Getting better at golf means spending hours upon hours on the driving range. And while we all know playing 18 is considerably more enjoyable than beating balls on the range, these driving ranges may have you feeling differently. From waterfalls to floating golf balls, we’ve rounded up some of the best driving ranges in golf.
America’s Most Unique Practice Facilities
1. TPC Scottsdale
When you visit a PGA TOUR stop, you expect PGA TOUR level practice facilities. And, TPC Scottsdale certainly delivers. A wide driving range ensures ample room for every player along with chipping greens and practice bunkers – all nestled in the beautiful foothills of the McDowell Mountains.
2. Coeur d’Alene Golf Club
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Golf where you’re meant to hit it in the water?! If only all courses mimicked the driving range at the Coeur d’Alene Golf Club… The stunning, lakefront practice tee uses floating golf balls allowing you to hit right into Coeur d’Alene lake. And the resort’s 2,400 square foot putting green and 3,500 square foot chipping green are perfect for honing your short game before your round.
3. Big Cedar Lodge
Perched atop a sloping hillside with beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains, the practice facilities at Big Cedar are second to none. Like everything else at the world-class golf resort, the driving range and putting course are thoughtfully designed. The expansive driving range, from the mind of Tom Fazio, offers excellent target practice for warming up pre-round or just getting in some daily reps. The lodge also offers a nine-hole putting course, designed by Tom Watson, that’s inspired by the Himalayas putting grounds at the Old Course at St. Andrews.
4. The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
New York, New York
Jutting out into the Hudson River, this multi-story driving range is one of the most popular in New York City. Thanks to weather-protected hitting bays with heating, the Golf Club at Chelsea Piers can be enjoyed year-round. If you’re looking for instruction, the range does also offer private lessons along with group golf clinics to best accommodate you.
Boulder City, Nevada
Italian for ‘waterfall’, Cascata’s driving range features a 418-foot waterfall cascading down the mountains as a target line. With such a stunning backdrop and incredible conditions at these practice facilities, you may find yourself wanting to hit balls all day long.
6. Orange County National Golf Center
Winter Garden, Florida
What better place to practice than the “largest driving range in the nation?” Spanning across a whopping 42 acres, the practice facilities at Orange County National include putting greens, a short game area, and a massive circular driving range – complete with nine target greens, impeccable turf, and high-quality practice balls.
7. Sea Island
St. Simons Island, Georgia
With more than 17,000 square feet of oceanfront practice facilities, it doesn’t take long to see why Sea Island offers one of the best driving ranges in the southeast. Their 300-yard driving range is the perfect spot to test the long ball and their several chipping and putting greens allow you to practice almost any kind of short shot.
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